Nick Evans, Data Scientist at Shopify

Nick Evans

Data Scientist, Shopify

Nick has applied his Statistics education to epidemiology, survey collection, and more recently, data science. He works for Shopify, and spends his days writing PySpark jobs. He also leads the development of their realtime risk management software, which recently switched to using Spark Streaming. Nick hails from Northern Ontario, Canada, and is one of those crazy few who love cold weather.


Realtime Risk Management Using Kafka, Python, and Spark Streaming

At Shopify, we underwrite credit card transactions, exposing us to the risk of losing money. We need to respond to risky events as they happen, and a traditional ETL pipeline just isn’t fast enough. Spark… Read more